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2016 Archive

Mar 9, 2016

Ninkasi Brewing Sleigh’r

I’ve already had the opportunity to sample several of Ninkasi Brewing’s products since they started shipping to Virginia, but the inner metal-head […]

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Mar 8, 2016

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout

It’s not unusual to find several opened bottles of hot pepper sauces resting in my fridge, with an army of others awaiting […]

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Mar 7, 2016

Atlas Brew Works La Saison des FĂȘtes

La Saison des FĂȘtes is my first experience with Washington, DC’s Atlas Brew Work. Normally first beer impressions usually go one of […]

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Mar 4, 2016

Rogue Cold Brew IPA

The coffee IPA isn’t a new phenomenon, but Rogue’s Cold Brew IPA is the best example I’ve encountered thus far. Sure black […]

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Mar 3, 2016

Lickinghole Creek Citra Fresh IPA

In the past, Lickinghole Creek has touted their ability to grow and use their own ingredients or those sourced locally to the […]

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Mar 2, 2016

Coronado Brewing MerBear Rye IPA

When word got out that Coronado and Bear Republic were joining forces to craft MerBear Rye IPA, the drool response from myself […]

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Mar 1, 2016

Stone Brewing Double Bastard in the Rye

This is the second of two barrel-aged Stone Double Bastards purchased back in January. The first was the company’s Southern Charred, a […]

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Feb 29, 2016

Stone Old Guardian Dry-hopped with Pekko Hops

Stone Brewing’s Old Guardian barleywine ale isn’t a beer that I typically drink fresh. It’s a brew that I find needs a […]

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Feb 26, 2016

Stone Brewing Southern Charred

Stone Brewing’s Double Bastard is a wonderfully hoppy American Strong Ale that I am a fan of cellaring — it really becomes […]

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Feb 25, 2016

Hops & Grain Porter Culture

I’m a big Baltic porter fan. It’s a style that I have enjoyed for many, many years with Sinebrychoff Porter held as […]

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Feb 24, 2016

Brothers Brewing Resolute Russian Imperial Stout

I’ve had a few products from Harrisonburg, Virginia’s Brothers Brewing over the past couple of years and my experience with them has […]

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Feb 23, 2016

Hops & Grain A Pale Mosaic

Like many new releases the past year or so, Hops & Grain A Pale Mosaic takes advantage of the new hop trend, […]

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